How Much do Dental Hygienists Make in Massachusetts?

Do dental hygienists in Massachusetts make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Massachusetts dental hygienists?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dental hygienists in Massachusetts earn an average of $84,280 a year, equivalent to $40.52 an hour.

This is 9% more than dental hygienists nationwide and 28% more than the typical Massachusetts worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Massachusetts Dental Hygienist Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $48.73 $101,350
75th $46.06 $95,800
50th $41.62 $86,560
25th $36.12 $75,130
10th $32.33 $67,260
Massachusetts Dental Hygienists Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Barnstable Town $39.99 $83,180
Boston $40.82 $84,910
Gardner $38.06 $79,170
New Bedford $39.48 $82,110
Pittsfield $36.04 $74,970
Springfield $38.86 $80,820
Worcester $43.59 $90,680
Massachusetts Dental Hygienist Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $40.52 $84,280
2018 $39.79 $82,750
2017 $39.56 $82,290
2016 $38.97 $81,050
2015 $38.70 $80,490
2014 $38.75 $80,590
2013 $38.29 $79,630
2012 $37.99 $79,030
2011 $37.63 $78,260